Our Greatest Influences And How They Shape Us

Typically, when we're asked about our greatest influences, we tend to think about artists whose work we most admire, and who we try to emulate most. But I like to think about influences in a wider sense of the word. Recently, I talked about some of the interests in my life that have had a… Continue reading Our Greatest Influences And How They Shape Us

Group Photowalks And Why I’ve Never Taken Part

I'm a huge fan of the photowalk - wandering around and exploring with a camera to find and capture compositions I find beautiful and interesting. But when I read about photographers who deliberately meet up with other photographers to collectively go on a photowalk, my feelings veer between horror and bewilderment. Why would you do… Continue reading Group Photowalks And Why I’ve Never Taken Part

It Was The Best Of Sites, It Was The Worst Of Sites – They Called It eBay

I'll pin my (red, blue, yellow, green) colours to the mast right from the outset. I've used eBay since 2002, and if it wasn't for this one site, I wouldn't have discovered the hundreds of amazing (and not so amazing) cameras I've experienced using over the last six or seven years. But there in one… Continue reading It Was The Best Of Sites, It Was The Worst Of Sites – They Called It eBay

The Slow Reader

How slowly do you read? Does it vary depending on the type of text you’re reading? Whether it’s on paper, a computer screen, a phone? I try not to have too many books on the go at any one time. Currently the main two I’m reading are The Art Of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum and… Continue reading The Slow Reader

One Room, Fifty Photographs (II)

Back in February 2018, I tried a one room fifty photographs challenge for the first time. It's a simple concept - lock yourself in one room until you've taken fifty photographs. This doesn't just mean set your camera to some continuous or burst mode and hold your finger on the shutter button for a minute.… Continue reading One Room, Fifty Photographs (II)